Which software vendor has the most reported vulnerabilities? You might be surprised….

Secunia’s Half Year Report 2010 has some results that surprised me, and I’m sure it’ll surprise many others. Microsoft historically used to get beaten up a lot about security vulnerabilities and Apple and their fanbois love to say that PCs get more viruses than Macs. Well, this report has some surprising results. So, which vendor…


Windows Live Essentials Beta now available

Just an FYI that the new look Windows Live Essentials stuff (Windows Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Messenger and the new Live Sync) is available in public beta. I’ve been using it for many months now and highly recommend it. Just be aware that if you use Live Mesh this will remove it and…


Internet Explorer 9 Compatibility Results Are In

Given the amount of stick that Microsoft has received in the past about HTML standards compliance, well, I think these results really knock the soap box out from under some of the competition that like to trumpet their standards support. Internet Explorer 9: Testing Centerhttp://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/ietestcenter/


Migrating your Terminal Server License Server from Windows Server 2003 to 2008

I’ve had a couple of customers in the last 6 months migrate their Terminal Server License Server (TSLS) from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and they have all been extremely nervous about it. I can completely understand why – TSLS stop working and 10s/100s/1000s of users stop being able to connect to…


Office 2010 and KMS Activation

If you’re getting everything into place to be able to download Office 2010 in the coming weeks, then you hopefully know that you need to use KMS for activation. If you previously had this setup for the Office 2010 Beta version, you would’ve downloaded an Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack (BETA). You WILL need…


System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 has hit RTM

System Center Data Protection Manager, or DPM, is probably still the most ‘unknown’ of the System Center family. It’s always lived in the shadow of it’s more illustrious and long-lived stablemates such as Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Operations Manager (SCOM). I think it’s also one of the most under-rated products! Most enterprise customers I work…


OCS 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 – FINALLY!!!

Frustrating for progressive customers who had been deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 since last year, but we finally have guidance on using deploying OCS 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2.Supportability is available for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 member server role on a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systemhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/982021  


Australia SharePoint Conference – 16th and 17th June at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney

Customers of mine that have previously attended this event have always rated it highly. This should be a biggie given the public release of SharePoint 2010 scheduled for 12th May this year but there’s also heaps of SharePoint 2007 content, over 40 sessions, with three tracks to choose; Business, Voice of a Customer – Case Studies and TWO concurrent…


TechReady update – Day 4

Had to miss first sessions while I went and sat my 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator (smashed it). First session after lunch on security products, the funny takeaway for me was a published analyst whitepaper which is available on the internet called “Benchmarking Security Vendor Infrastructure and Stability” (Bing it, you’ll find it…